1504 Miehls Dr., Carlsbad, NM 88220
We are located off U.S. Route 285 at the north edge of Carlsbad, New Mexico, at an elevation of 3,200 feet atop the Ocotillo Hills overlooking the city Pecos River. The zoo is open every day except Christmas.
The zoo is open every day except Christmas Day.
Snack and drink vending machines are located in the visitors’ center. Zoo visitors may use the picnic tables located near the visitors’ center. School groups that are planning to eat at the zoo should reserve the tables beforehand. Restaurants are within a few miles of the Zoo.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
Update: February 25, 2021
We are now open seven days a week to all visitors.